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2 ex-college basketball players die from coronavirus

Field Level Media
25 Mar 2020, 00:55 GMT+10

Two former college basketball players from the early 1990s died Monday from the coronavirus.

David Edwards, who played at Texas AM, and Lee Green, from St. John's, both succumbed to complications from the disease, according to reports.

"Never in a million years would I have even imagined my backcourt teammate would go before his time. I just got the news that Dave Edwards passed away. For those that have been praying for him, he is now in a better place," Charles Henderson wrote on Facebook.

A Texas AM spokesperson confirmed his death to The Dallas Morning News.

Edwards, a 5-foot-9 guard, played three seasons with the Aggies (1991-94) after one season at Georgetown. He averaged 11.3 points in 116 career games. He still holds the Texas AM single-season record for assists with 265, which he set in his senior season.

Green appeared in 72 games for St. John's from 1991-94 and was the team's defensive specialist.

"He was our defensive lockdown guy," St. John's director of sports medicine and longtime head trainer Ron Linfonte told the New York Post. "He could score if he needed to. He was one of the guys who really relished the role of 'Give me your best player and I'll lock him down.' He sacrificed his offense a lot for the good of the team, and he was everybody's favorite."

Green was 49 and a retired police officer, the Post said.

--Field Level Media

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